recipe · rice · side dish · vegan

Olive Oil and Basil Brown Rice

We all know how healthy brown rice is for our bodies, but rice can be a bit boring and flavorless. I precooked my brown rice in low sodium, organic vegetable broth first to give a very flavorful, yet soft flavor. Then I added healthy olive oil, herbs, beans and topped it with creamy avocado. For vegans / vegetarians, pair this rice dish with a lovely side of steamed greens for a complete meal. For meat eaters, this would work very well with chicken or turkey.

DSC05659_thumb[2] Ingredients – serves 2

2 1/2 cups of cooked brown rice  
1 cup beans, I used garbanzo beans for their nice texture 
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
4 teaspoons dried basil, or fresh 
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon red chili flakes, optional 
top with avocado


Mix all of the ingredients, minus the avocado, together in a bowl. Heat until it’s nice and hot. Top with cool, creamy avocado chunks.



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